Nostalgic treat: PB & J squares

by Sarah Z. Wexler (Brooklyn)

Admit it: PB & J is just about the best combo ever. That’s especially the case with my new obsession, the featured flavor at New York City’s Doughnut Plant: a blackberry jam–filled doughnut covered in a peanut butter glaze. It’s so good, in fact, that I almost brought some to a friend’s birthday party—but, let’s be honest, a pile of purchased doughnuts doesn’t give quite the same love. So I set out looking for alternatives that would be slightly healthier but just as tasty. The holy grail: Rachael Ray’s Nutty Peanut Butter & Jelly Squares. They only took half an hour to make and the results actually rivaled their doughnut inspiration. (Plus, the childhood-flashback taste was amazing.)